Childcare Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: You should be aiming for at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a range of subjects, preferably including English Language and Mathematics, but at least one of these OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with at least an overall Merit profile and GCSE English or Mathematics at Grade 4 or above. If you don’t quite achieve the entry criteria though don’t worry, we can discuss your options and will provide support to enable you to achieve your maths and/or English grades.
Start Date: Sep 2023
Course Overview

On this course you will learn the technical knowledge and practical skills you need to pursue a career working with children, covering all aspects of Early Years, child health and development, and the role of the Early Years educator during this important stage of life.
You will learn about the development of children from birth to seven years, covering topics such as how children learn, health and safety for children, and cognitive and physical development. Crucially you will be able to put all this into practice on an exciting extended industry placement.

What will I learn?

• Child development from birth to seven years.
• Children’s health and wellbeing.
• Providing safe environments for children’s play and learning.
• Understanding children’s additional needs and observation, assessment and planning.

How will the course be assessed?

• You will be assessed through a combination of internal and external assessments.
• This course has 750 hours in placement throughout two years and you will undertake competency-based assessments in the workplace during this placement. A DBS will also be needed.
• You will study in modern classrooms with interactive learning technology and will have access to up-to-date resources, including childcare classes with real world childcare resources.
• Students will have access to high end computer suites and various programmes and software to aid their studies.

Materials and other information

• Employers are involved in the development and delivery of this programme to ensure it best fits industry requirements, giving you the skills, you need to thrive in this sector.
• Opportunities to take part in industry career days.
• A large number of our students progress onto degrees in primary education at well-respected universities across the country.

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